Logan Lerman (Fury, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) stars in The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, a drama and mystery that centers on three stages of a person’s life.
As a teenager, Sidney Hall (Lerman) is an idealistic youth who has designs of becoming a writer. His overwhelming success as a novelist doesn’t leads to a lifetime of happiness, but instead he becomes a drifter who actually burns as many of his books as possible. Kyle Chandler (Game Night) co-stars as the the detective who searches for Sidney Hall, with Michelle Monaghan co-starring as Hall’s mother.
Lerman had the challenging feat of not just playing three different stages of Sidney’s life, but he’s also an executive producer of the project. Click on the media bar below to hear Lerman talk about the most challenging aspect of acting in The Vanishing of Sidney Hall.
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall opens in theaters March 2.
Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman has been working in television and films for over a decade, and he is only 21 years old. Lerman is one of the great younger actors in Hollywood today, and has won the hearts of young movie goers starring as Percy Jackson in the Percy Jackson films and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Lerman has a loyal fan base, not only with younger audiences, but with older fans as well. He told us that he gets recognized by both teenagers and by older fans, and recalled an odd encounter he had with an older fan. (Click on the media bar below to hear Logan Lerman)
Although he’s starred in two Percy Jackson films (the latest, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, comes out August 7th), Logan Lerman does not exactly see himself as an action star. Ironically the actor has also worked with director Darren Aronofsky in the highly anticipated Biblical epic Noah and he’s also set to star in the David Ayer (End of Watch) directed WWII feature Fury. We’re assuming both of these films do have their share of strenuous physical exertion, but yeah, don’t peg Mr. Lerman as the action guy.
“Yeah, I mean I enjoy it. It’s fun,” said Lerman, whose stellar early work includes the beloved but short-lived TV series Jack and Bobby and 3:10 to Yuma. “But it’s physically tiring. I can’t imagine going from action film to action film to action film. I’m just not that guy. I’m kind of lazy.”
After reading Lerman’s quotes, one may not be able to pick up his self deprecating manner, which has endeared him for years to journalists. Click on the media bar below to hear the Los Angeles raised actor talk about why he decided to pursue a career in showbiz:
Lerman’s other credits include My One and Only and The Perks of Being A Wallflower.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, the sequel to the hit film Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief, continues the adventures of Percy (Logan Lerman), Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) and Grover (Brandon T. Jackson), as they embark on a dangerous mission to find the golden fleece.
The sequel features the additions of Nathan Fillion (Hermes), Stanley Tucci (Dionysus), and Anthony Head, who replaces Pierce Brosnan as Chiron. Thor Freudenthal, who helmed the 2010 feature Diary of a Wimpy Kid, is on board as the director for this installment (Chris Columbus directed the first film).
Although the stories, based on the novels by Rick Riordan, are filled with action, the series’ popularity also stems from the positive themes featured in its narrative. Click on the media bar to hear Daddario, Jackson, and Lerman talked about what makes the Percy Jackson series a welcome brand of storytelling:
Currently in theaters and finally gaining a little awards consideration attention, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is STEPHEN CHBOSKY’S own big-screen adaptation of his best selling young adult novel of the same name and follows the adolescent coming-of-age of a 15-year-old high schooler trying to cope with first love, loss and mental illness. Directed by CHBOSKY as well, the film features the captivating and completely committed performances of leads LOGAN LERMAN, EMMA WATSON and EZRA MILLER. First-time director, CHBOSKY is to be congratulated not just for a great adaptation of his own book but also for the perfect ensemble cast he’s put together. Despite getting great notices for his performance, it was just a couple of years ago (during interviews for PERCY JACKSON) that LERMAN confided in us that the kind of role he plays in PERKS is exactly the kind of character he was hoping to avoid. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)